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    September 12, 2010
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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning. i'm charles osgood and this is sunday morning. no need to tell you we live in troubled times surrounded by problems, big and small. but what's really bugging us? more and more places across the country folks would answer that question by cursing the name of a very tiny pest. the creature is so annoying it leaves the afflicted no choice but to call in the dogs and the experts as martha teichner will report in our cover
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story. >> reporter: meet man's best friends but a bed bug's worst enemies. >> good boy. >> reporter: if you've got bed bugs, bed-bug sniffing dogs are the most reliable way to find them. and we don't want to scare you but.... >> it's conceiveable that at some point everyone that you know will have dealt with them in one way or another. >> reporter: the bed bug blues. later this sunday morning. >> osgood: time machines that can take us back to the past are an impossibility according to many experts. they must not know about the machines our john blackstone will be showing us. >> reporter: many of the classic automobiles gathered at pebble beach are makes that disappeared decades ago. pierce arrow, packard, duesenberg, delage-- on the road again in a highly competitive beauty contest.
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>> everyone on the field wants to win this show. why are you there? >> reporter: join us for a particularly elegant sunday drive later on sunday morning. >> osgood: ben affleck is one of the biggest names in hollywood and he's a pretty big name back in his hometown of boston as well. this morning russ mitchell will be paying him a visit. >> reporter: he's won an oscar for screen writing at age 25 and has acted in more than 30 hollywood films. >> you know, directing is great. action! >> reporter: and now ben affleck, the local boy made good, has come home to boston to prove himself all over again. >> i don't think anything good isn't scary i found. at times i've been scared. the times i've been forced to work have been the best experiences for me. >> reporter: later on sunday morning on the town with actor, writer and director ben affleck. >> osgood: the curtain is rising on a whole new season at the movies. this morning bill whitaker has some coming attractions.
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>> reporter: hollywood always saves the best for last. this fall offering a pan plooe of pictures and performances from songs... ♪... some sequels. >> harry potter. >> reporter: something for everyone. join us for a sneak peek at hollywood's fall lineup later this sunday morning. >> osgood: here are the headline for this sunday morning the 12th of september 2010. there were memorials, tributes, demonstrations and calls for tolerance yesterday. we look back on the day of remembrance. >> reporter: nine years after the terrorist attacks, the wounds have yet to heal. for the families of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed. from ground zero.... >> myself, emily, and i gail and mommy miss you very much
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and think about you every day. i love you, daddy. >> reporter: to shanksville, pennsylvania. >> linda.... >> reporter: to the pentagon where president obama urged unity. >> they may seek to spark conflict between different faiths, but as americans we are not and never will be at war with islam. >> reporter: yet the president's appeal for unity clashed with reality just blocks away from ground zero where demonstrators, including some september 11 family members, protested against a proposed location of a planned islamic center and mosque. >> no mosque! >> reporter: they called it disrespectful. >> i hear the imam say he wants to bridge gaps and bring muslims and non-muslims together. does that look like it's happening? >> reporter: counterdemonstrators rallied too in support of the project. >> we will stand with our
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muslim brothers and sisters. we will never let it happen again. >> reporter: after a week of controversy, florida pastor terry jones backed down from his threat to burn the muslim holy wook the koran. >> not today, not ever. we're not going to go back and do it. it is totally canceled. >> reporter: the pastor who traveled to new york on friday says he still hopes to meet with the imam behind the cultural center. so far the imam continues to insist no meeting is planned. for sunday morning, this is elaine kyohano in new york. >> osgood: while pastor jones may not have done so there were three reported instances of korans being burned yesterday: at a park near the white house, on a street near ground zero and in topeka kansas. the release of one of three americans detained in iran is on again. this morning a senior iranian prosecutor said hiker sarah
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sloud will be granted bail. she expects to be free in two or three days. officials in san bruno california say they hope to allow most residents of the neighborhood leveled by thursday's gas pipeline blast back home this afternoon. seven people are known to have died in the explosion. six others remain missing. a double-decker bus heading to toronto hit a railway bridge in central new york early yesterday killing four people and injuring 25 others. police say they believe the driver made a wrong turn getting off the inter-state and struck the low clearance bridge. in sports, the second consecutive u.s. women's championship was won last night in straight sets. the defeat matched earlier today by madal who went to victory in the men's semi-finals. in the other men's match roger federer was upset by a serbian.
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coverage begins later today right here on cbs. now the weather. rain is expected most everywhere east of the mississippi. sunny and warm pretty much everywhere else. the week ahead will be a wet one across the nation. the place to be is the southwest where the sun will be shining. >> it's like on cue. how are you? they're going to think we planned it. how is it going? >> osgood: ahead, ben affleck. boston's hometown hero. >> osgood: ahead, ben affleck. boston's hometown hero. plus the new season ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again.
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>> osgood: what's bugging us? the unfortunate answer to that question is almost impossible to see and equally impossible to ignore. our "not for the squeamish" cover story now from martha teichner. >> reporter: fyi, this is a female bed bug. this one with the pointy abdomen is is a male. if you accidentally bring one home with you.... >> the adult females are the ones you really have to watch out for. they're visible. >> reporter: females are likely to be loaded with eggs just waiting to hatch. >> in the worst cases of bed bugs that have gone unchecked, there are probably hundreds of thousands in a home. >> reporter: jody gangloft hoffman an entomologist with
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cornell university and bed bug expert is the bearer of this bad news. the little vampires consume what's known as a blood meal. they and he is they size... anesthetize you when they bite so you don't even feel it when you make up. >> the first thing you'll probably see are bites. the next sign that we tell people to look for are blood stains like little magic marker spots on the shields. >> reporter: those little black specks are humaned blood. your blood if it's in your bed. >> right. >> reporter: all digested and then excreted. >> reporter: we at sunday morning like to tell you good news stories, but this time there is no good news. unless you like your horror stories good and cito gastonly. exterminator brian alonzo arms himself for his inspection of dolores stewart's home in columbus ohio. >> definitely have some in
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here, dolores. that's a medium-sized one. they can get slightly larger or be smaller than that as well. found another one in here, dolores. yep, you've got one back behind the joint there. >> i stay up day and night sometimes because i don't want to go to bed. i don't want them crawling all over me. i stay up and spray and catch them. i catch them with my hands. >> reporter: ewww! in a survey released last month of the nation's most bed bug infested cities, columbus ranks 7th below cincinatti ahead of dayton and cleveland. why so many in ohio? nobody knows. new york at number one. you get it. it's big and congesteded. there are lots of travelers coming and going, trying on clothes at the stores that have had to shut down recently to fumigate. according to the city's health department last year 6.7% of
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new yorkers dealt with bed bugs. that's more than half a million people. why the explosion? and why now? >> nobody is quite sure. but one thing that has changed in the past ten years is the way we control things like cockroaches and ants. we tend to use baits instead of sprays for them. we've lost a few of the chemicals that we would have used against those pests. that may have given bed bugs a window to catch hold in our cities. >> reporter: although ddt, the deadly chemical people suddenly seemed nostalgia about, was banned in 1973 long before the current outbreak. >> it's like an automatic fear, you know. anything that flies, crawls, creeps, i don't like. >> reporter: entomofoeb i can is the word for being afraid of insects. there's probably nothing that
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freaks people out more than being attacked in their beds. >> if i hear somebody has bed bugs, i start scratching my head. >> reporter: this woman, who prefers to remain nameless, started scratching when she discovered that her neighbor, two doors down the hall, had bed bugs. skads of them. >> canine unit. >> reporter: enter: sam soto, a first-rate solutions, formerly called first rate exterminators. >> if it wasn't for the bed bugs we'd still be known as first rate exterminators. the word ex-term... exterminators has a stigma attached to it. when you walk into a building, people see the word exterminators and they excited. >> reporter: we can only tell you this building is somewhere in manhattan. soto brings with him his trusty bed bug-sniffing beagle apollo. >> ready to work? come on.
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>> reporter: the state of new york has just pass legislation requiring that landlords tell prospective tenants about bed bug... infestations, but inspections like this one starting at $250 are done discreetly. given the widespread panic a bed bug infestation tends to cause. >> good boy. >> my mother would always say-- may she rest in peace-- if somebody said anything about bed bugs or mice, oh, my god, they're dirty. they're dirty. that's a dirty house. don't go there. >> reporter: we know now that's not true. anybody can get bed bugs. finding them before they're crawling all over the place out of control is where dogs like apollo come in. >> yeah, yeah! here's the bottom line. you can't see inside that bed. the dog can smell inside there. >> reporter: bill's florida canine academy near tampa has
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placed 250 bed bug dogs around the world. >> good doggie. show me. yes. >> reporter: he says he's getting about 100 calls a day, mainly from pest control professionals, more than willing to pay $10,000 for an effective weapon in the war against bed bugs. it takes about two months to train a dog and its handler. caleb is close to graduating. some people like caleb's owner christine barcima bring their dogs in to be trained. but most of his students are mutts he rescues from shelters. >> nix is a beginner. >> reporter: this is a salt shaker full of live bed bugs. >> we purchase them. they're $3 apiece. >> reporter: wood stein starts by just trying to get nix it
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from other smells and to give it a good sniff. >> good girl. >> reporter: we thought we'd show you what bed-bug hunting looks like from a dog's point of view. with our own bed bug cam. >> good sniff. good girl. >> reporter: now i'm sure you're wondering where does bill woodstein get his live bed bugs. they're overnighted from new york. where else? and if you're not totally grossed out already, listen to this. from jody gangloft hoffman. >> i think it's conceiveable that at some point everyone that you know will have dealt with them in one way or another. >> reporter: all of us? >> i think it's conceiveable since we haven't really stopped them yet. or slowed them. >> reporter: here's some news you can use even if you prefer not to have to. if you see those tell-tale blood spots, throw your sheets, your clothes, your shoes into
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>> osgood: elegant motor cars like this 1963 mercedes 300-sl, are time machines in a way. transporting us back to a far more gracious era. our john blackstone has hitched a ride. >> reporter: it's just after dawn on still water cove where california's pacific coast meets the celebrated golf course at pebble beach. but they aren't bringing their clubs. they're bringing their cars. what remarkable cars they are. actor and auto enthusiast edward hermann is among those up early for a first look. >> it's full of people who come out in the gray dawn light and welcome the owners
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on to the field. >> reporter: many come from the earliest days of motoring, living examples of makes that died off long ago. pierce arrow, packard, duesenberg. each driver is greeted by sandra button, the chairman of the pebble beach concours d'elegance, a competition of elegance. >> your cars look like jewelry laying out in somebody's jewelry case. >> reporter: like fine jewelry, the cars are carefully polished and presented. as much pieces of art as they are machines. >> even though a car is a machine just like your refrigerator, it's not. it's something that reflects your style. >> it's an event that reaches back to an age of a little more general tillity. >> reporter: while this event exudes sophistication, glamor and good manners, look under the hood and you'll find fierce competition. >> bring your car to pebble
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beach. you're here to win. winning something at pebble beach matters. >> i feel like i should take my shoes off. >> you can leave them on. >> reporter: at his home near pebble beach chip conner has high hopes for his 1938 alpha touring spider. >> continue to jinx myself. i'm not going to suggest that i'm going to be cut throat in terms of my aspirations but the car will be a real contender. >> reporter: jim patterson from louisville, kentucky, thinks he could have a winner too. this is his 1933 delage roadster. >> even though most of the people that we've met in the last few years are good friends, we still compete. >> reporter: you want to beat 'em. >> we want to beat 'em. >> everyone on the field wants to win best of show. why are you here. >> reporter: emily and sam man from inglewood new jersey are showing a 1930 duesenberg that they are certain is worthy of a top prize. >> well, look at it.
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i mean, it's just spectacular. >> magnificent express i have lines. you know, the finesse, the things like the way the finish in the fender. >> reporter: of course this spectacular design can come with a spectacular price. to get an idea just how big, drop into the auction tent where david gooding's company is offering more than 100 classic cars for sale. >> this is one of the fastest most expensive and most powerful cars that you could buy in the 1920s. >> reporter: this 1928 mercedes benz is valued at more than $3.7 million. for a used car. >> for a used car, a well used car as you can see. >> reporter: but who used it adds to the value. >> it was owned originally by the marx brothers so it's got a wonderful hollywood history. >> reporter: the hollywood elite once gathered to watch the marx brothers mercedes race a duesenberg owned by clark gable's agent. the marx brothers lost.
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but their car did win a bit part in the katharine hepburn- cary grant movie sylvia scarlet. >> the way the car goes. >> over here. one of the stars of our event, this is going to be on our saturday night auction. >> $2 million. thank you. >> reporter: at that saturday night sale, the winning bid on the 1951 ferrari was $2.3 million. >> sold. your car, sir. thank you very much. well done, sir. >> reporter: over the concours d'elegance weekend, gooding's company sold 106 cars for a total of almost $65 million. >> there's a lot of money being spent around here. is this too extravagant for these days? >> probably is. >> i don't know how to talk about it frankly. >> it's very expensive. then each of us has only one life to live. if this is your hobby and you've got something truly excellent, it's hard not to want to have the world
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recognize it as being that. ♪ >> reporter: and that recognition is on the line when the judges arrive. >> high and low beam. they are knowledgeable and nitpicking. >> i'm assuming the engine is original to the car. >> yep. >> reporter: as the judges ponder their decisions, the tension builds. >> sometimes the competition gets a little crazy. you have to stand back and say, relax, guys. it's a car show, you know. >> reporter: is this nail-biting time now? >> nail-biting time. >> i was really nervous from about 5:00 this morning actually if you really need to know. now i'm even more nervous. >> reporter: just then the judges called. >> they want us up there. >> reporter: that means? >> we don't know. >> many congratulations, a beautiful motor car. >> reporter: the 1930 duesenberg wins one honor. >> this award goes to the most elegant open car. would you believe.
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>> reporter: but it's not the top honor. the most coveted award is yet to come. best in show. >> from the patterson collection the 1933 delage roadster. what a car! what a car! >> reporter: the fire works, streamers and confetti leave no doubt that in the world of classic cars, this is a big deal as jim patterson drives up with his wife dorothy. what did he say when they said best in show? >> i can't even remember. i was shaking. i just wanted him to win so badly. >> reporter: he wanted to win pretty badly. >> yeah, i did. i sure did. >> reporter: now pebble beach can return to the golfers and jim patterson can finally relax on a nice long sunday drive.
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>> osgood: the new season at the movies is coming up. but next, attorney general eric holder lays down the law. ,,
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>> osgood: this weekend's
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anniversary of the 9/11 attacks focuses our attention once more on america's war against terrorism. attorney general eric holder plays a key role in that fight. this past week he fielded questions from our rita braver. >> it's something that i start my day with. it's something that i end my day with. it's the thing that i spend most of my time on. >> mr. attorney general.... >> reporter: for attorney general eric holder, it's not just ceremonies like this one >> today as we read the names of these fallen heroes.... >> reporter:... honoring law enforcement officials who died on september 11. every day for him is a reminder of terrorist threats. so this is where you meet with your staff and what else here? >> we have meetings every morning. >> reporter: but outside the confines of the justice department holder has been subject to criticism for his handling of trials of accused terrorists. >> i believe this decision is dangerous.
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i believe it's misguided. >> i think he made a fundamental mistake here. >> reporter: especially for the decision he announced and then had to retract after it provoked an outcry that khalid shake mohammed and four other alleged september 11 plotters would be tried in new york city. >> i'm not scared of what khalid sheik mohammed has to say at trial. >> reporter: the trial date and place are now in limbo. and with controversies over everything from his pushing to quickly close the u.s. prison at began taun mow to his very public condemnation of the new arizona law that cracks down on undocumented immigrants, even some holder fans are saying, he's honest, he's smart but sometimes he can be a little tone deaf about how things play out in public. >> no, i'm not tone deaf. but i understand what the nature of being attorney general is. i don't have the same latitude that other politicians might
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have to put my finger up to the wind and figure out what's going to be popular. >> reporter: does the.... >> it's not tone deafness. it's a commitment to justice and a commitment to the law. it is not tone deafness. >> reporter: that got you. >> yeah, it does because i think that is a criticism that is fundamentally unfair and it's political in nature. >> we want to make sure that this department of justice is true to its great traditions. >> reporter: in fact, ignoring political pressure is holder's constant message as he talks to justice department lawyers in places like mobile, alabama. >> the only thing that i want you to do is to make sure that you do justice. >> reporter: at 59 eric holder jr. is the first u.s. attorney general to spend most of his career at the justice department. starting just out of columbia law school. >> i mean, this department of justice formed me as a lawyer.
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>> reporter: and when he took office last february, he got a hero's welcome. it was in part, he believes, a reaction to crony-ism and questionable policies advocated in the bush era justice department. >> from my perspective inconsistent with the great traditions of this department. when i say traditions, i really want to stress under republican as well as democratic attorneys general. >> reporter: may we go see? in holder's personal office.... >> you can see it's not very large. >> reporter: there's a portrait of attorney general janet reno. the democrat for him he served as deputy. >> he is the ultimate symbol of independence. >> reporter: but in his conference room, holder has a portrait of republican elliott richardson. fired by president nixon when he refused to stop the watergate investigation.
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>> there are times when you have to do what elliott richardson did which is simply to say, no. and resign. >> reporter: though he was a key advisor to the obama campaign and considers the president a friend, holder says he now keeps it purely professional. do you and the president ever get into it? >> without characterizing what they are, i will say we have. we have had heated conversations. >> reporter: holder says the person who keeps him on an even keel is his wife, dr. sharon malone. an ob/gyn. he cheerfully admits that she made a lot more money than he did for many years. >> you know, i'm a 21st century guy, secure in who i am. so i was more than happy to have these great government jobs while she was bringing in all the money that she made and was giving birth to three children. >> reporter: holder says his sense of what is right comes from his parents: immigrants
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from barbados. you have said that your father faced discrimination. how so? >> while he was in the service in the south and in oklahoma, he was refused service at a couple of places where he was in uniform and was told that african-americans, blacks, negros, were not served. in spite of that, i have never known a man who loved his country more than my father did. >> reporter: holder raised a lot of eyebrows with his own comments on race last year. >> in things racial, we have always been and we i believe continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards. >> reporter: but he says he stands by those remarks. >> i mean that comment was really urging people to get out of what i call their... is taf tee of their cocoons. >> reporter: because you're the first african-american attorney general, do you put any extra pressure on yourself? >> yeah, i certainly feel that. i feel there's a certain
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responsibility i have, a pressure that i feel that i think is not something that has been imposed on me as much as it is internal. >> reporter: as for eric holder's legacy? is there one thing that you kind of keep in about how you see this job all the time? >> it's what i tell the people in this department all the time. do the right thing. >> osgood: just ahead, we're off to the movies. >> what am i supposed to do? expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicated as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! i mean not amped. excited. well, sort of amped. really kind of in between. have you ever thought about decaf?
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>> it's the new season on sunday morning. and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: director some fi a copala accepting top prize for her new movie "somewhere." just one of the films due for release in the new season. bill whitaker has some coming attractions. >> reporter: hollywood loves a winner. >> harry potter. >> reporter: and the harry potter franchise is the all-time box office champ earning 5.4 billion dollars worldwide. it comes flying back this fall in 3-d. >> harry! >> reporter: and may jolt hollywood out of the dog days doldrums. the audience this summer was the smallest in more than a decade.
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>> i think harry potter is going to be the big one. this turned into a money machine for warner brothers. >> reporter: kenneth soran is film critic for the los angeles times. >> there's only one more book so they split it into two films because they're just trying to squeeze as much money as humanly possible out of the franchise. >> reporter: squeezing money out of pockets is what hollywood does best. remember wall street's gordon gecko? >> someone reminded me, i once said, greed is good. >> reporter: the role that one michael douglas the 1987 best actor oscar. well, he's back. in the wall street sequel money never sleeps. >> what about money, jake? do you like her. >> reporter: this timeen snaring. >> money never sleeps. maybe you'll pay close attention. you wake up in the morning she might be gone forever. >> reporter: you want action?
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>> show me where the bullets go. >> reporter: you've got it. >> why are you doing this? >> because we have no other choice. >> reporter: coming at you fast in russell crow's prison break thriller the next three days. and in faster with duane johnson, aka the rock. and faster still. 20th century fox is banking denzel washington's unstoppable. >> i know to know where that train is. >> reporter: but a run-away train full of toxic chemicals will be unstoppable at the box office. there's even some action for the a.a.r.p. generation. red has dained helen mirren with a machine gun. >> i kill people, dear. >> reporter: after you play the queen there's no way to go but with a machine gun. how do you top playing queen elizabeth? >> reporter: christina aguilera makes it to the top in the musical burlesque as an
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aspiring singer. >> are you going to make me believe that you belong on that stage. that it's yours and nobody can take it from you. ♪ because i'm country star > gwyneth paltrow takes to the stage as a troubled country singer seeking a comeback in country strong. >> she's a good actress. hasn't had a really strong part in a while. i'm really looking forward to this as possibly kind of a return to form for gwyneth paltrow. >> reporter: in morning glory big stars diane keaton and harrison ford go for big laughs as mismatched morning tv anchors. >> try not to bore the nation into a coma with your dull crap. >> reporter: seeking romance? >> i just touched your leg. >> i know. >> reporter: there's how do you know from director james brooks. >> his films always kind of do something differently. if his name is on a flip, you know, i'm definitely there. >> reporter: and for the younger set?
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>> best day ever. >> reporter: disney's tangled, a cheeky take on the fairy tale rapunzel. >> let down your.... >> reporter: or the animated anti-superman with no hair. >> incredibly handsome master of allville andy. >> reporter: for sci-fi fans there's this? >> what am i supposed to do? >> reporter: sequel to the 1982 cult classic. the buzz about many fall films is is generated far from hollywood at film festivals in cities like kannes and venice and toronto. there they can catch the eye of critics and distributors and get people talking long before the movies hit theaters. >> we're also there to launch key films into the marketplace. >> reporter: director of the
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toronto international film festival which opened thursday. >> slum dog millionaire, american beauty, crash, hurt locker all won our audience awards so i think a lot of the studios and distributors really pay attention to what toronto audiences fall in love with. >> you look great. >> thanks. >> i was being sarcastic. >> reporter: festival favorites this year include somewhere from director sophia coppola about a self-absorbed actor. >> that was awesome. >> the exquisite nina fairs. >> reporter: natalie portman is a ballerina in a dangerous lot in black swan. >> a lot going on in my mind lately. >> reporter: it's kind of a funny story takes a quirky look at teen-aged depression. >> one of the films that i think will break out of toronto's british film called the king's speech. >> reporter: with carter,
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rush... and collin furth as king george 6th struggling to overcome his stutter. >> i think all three of them are destined to be nominated. >> all right, bertie. this is actually quite the first. >> reporter: also showcased as festivals, documentaries about food. the kings of pastries. >> the judges are going to eat 16 cakes. >> reporter: about sex. >> a website identifies the mystery call girl. >> reporter: elliott spitzer's fall from grace. about money. >> lehman blows was forced to declare itself bankrupt. >> reporter: inside job examines the economic collapse. >> you really walk out of this film feeling like, okay, i know how things fell apart. i know what went wroj. >> i want you to head up operations. >> reporter: everyone knows fall is when hollywood gets serious. >> my name is everywhere. my real name. >> reporter: fair game is the
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story of outed spy valerie blame. 127 hours from the director of slum dog millionaire. the true story of a trapped outdoorsman. who cuts his arm off to save his life. >> help! >> reporter: the social network is about the founding of face book. >> they've got 2200 hits within two hours. >> thousand. 22,000. >> reporter: clint eastwood directs a new drama here after. about life and after life. >> if you're worried about being on your own, don't be. you're not. >> it sounds fascinating. it also sounds like a film that you don't want to know too much about before you go see. i think you should trust that clint eastwood knows what he's doing. this is a different area for him, different world. that's all for the good. >> raise the curtain. >> reporter: hollywood is banking with such an array of
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movies, everyone will find something to draw them to the theater this fall.
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doesn't feel the same. >> i'm always afraid for my mom because there are always a few stupid people out there. you know never know what they're going to do. my mom wearing that scarf is a symbol saying, hey, i'm muslim. >> reporter: about 250 muslim families live here in tennessee. for decades they've lived in peace and have prayed at a small local mosque. but then trouble started brewing over this site where they want to expand. and build a bigger islamic center. in june residents packed meetings in protest. >> if construction does begin, i would also encourage contractors to boycott it. >> reporter: and what some call a vocal minority got louder. larry anderson has lived in town for more than 40 years. >> they want to make this instead of one nation under god, america, they want to make this one nation under islam. >> reporter: last month construction equipment at the site was set on fire.
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with that, the arsonist set nerves on edge too. this boy's dad, a computer engineering professor, says even after september 11, he didn't see hatred like this. >> it's very hard for me to forget what i've heard. directed toward me from people who don't know me. >> reporter: nationwide, more than half a dozen proposed islamic centers have run into roadblocks. from california to wisconsin. to the high-profile one near ground zero. is this really about a building or is it about something bigger? >> it's about the growing hatred, you know, against muslims. >> reporter: his 20-year-old sister says for the first time she's scared. >> it's very disappointing. it really is because this country was founded upon freedom of religion. >> reporter: across town ten-year-old probably had more on his mind than just going back to school.
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recently some bullies learned he was muslim. >> they call me terrorist. you're a muslim. this is america. >> reporter: how does it make you feel? >> awkward. sad. like a surprising. >> reporter: a surprise to many here like salim who watched the news and wondered. >> first amendment. we always had to memorize it. freedom of religion. it says it. >> reporter: in that first amendment, another right. freedom of speech. for some just harder to hear. >> they're hiding behind the religion. >> this is about religion? >> osgood: coming up, a perfect fit. ♪ next you're found with the chin on your ground ♪ there's a lot to be learned so let's go round ♪ ,,,,,,
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[ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland,
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but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results >> osgood: in honor of fashion week here in new york here's a look at men's pants by the numbers.
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confirming many waste watching men's worst sus spib ons ex-choir dot-com reported this past week that many big-name clothing chains are selling pants bigger than their labels proclaim. at the gap, for example, a size 36 measures to be a size 39. with dockers a 36 is really a 39.5. while old navy's 36 is actually a size 41. the average man inside a store to be a new pants buyer thinks if anything his size is lower not higher. if the pants don't fit because of it the average guy may not buy. so in deference to those of us whose egos are so tender, they tell us in effect we are in fact rather slender. no longer are the pants too tight. the customer is always right. speaking of fashion week, a reminder that neal patrick harris will host fashions night out 2010 this coming tuesday night here on cbs.
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ahead, on the town. with actor director ben affleck. >> you no how it is is. you're 21 or 22. >> osgood: later our town with our mo rocca. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help.
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that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. so kiss me and smile for me. let me know you'll wait for me. hold me like you'll never let me go. >> it's sunday morning on cbs. and here again is charles
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osgood. >> osgood: ben affleck in the 1998 film armageddon. the kind of movie that's helped him make quite a name for himself. these days ben affleck is building a reputation as a director while remembering exactly where he came from. russ mitchell has our sunday profile. >> reporter: it may be a big- time hollywood star, but ben affleck is a boston boy at heart. >> there she is. it's like on cue. how are you? they're going to think we planned it. how is it going? >> what was it like to have ben shooting a movie in your house? >> phenomenal. we had a great time here. >> we'll see you at the premiere here. >> we'll see you there. >> when is it? >> september 17. >> reporter: affleck's appeared in more than 30 movies. and he won an oscar for screen writing. now he's on his way to becoming an established director. his second film, the town, is out this week.
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>> you know, directing is great. it gives you a broader sense of authorship. it's more terrifying when you feel like everything is coming apart and not working because you're responsible for the whole farm not just the silo of your performance. >> guys, let's go. want the street clear. come on. get these people out of here. let's go. >> reporter: the early buzz is the whole farm is fine. affleck also stars in this movie about a bank heist turned affair of the heart in the charles town section of boston. >> a few days ago i took it over and openeded the safe. they took me as a hostage. >> and it's character wants out. >> i'm thinking about it. >> taking heat? >> is it going to change. >> reporter: yet when it comes to boston ben affleck can't
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seem to get enough of this place. how much of boston is in your blood? >> you know, a fair amount. i mean, it's the only place i have any frame of reference for. >> reporter: born in berkeley california he moved as a child to cambridge. >> it was good. it was a good neighborhood. it was a part of the city that was, you know, a lot of working people. a lot of sense of community. >> reporter: his parents divorced and his mother a school teacher raised ben and his brother casey, also an actor, as a single mom. ben caught the acting bug early. >> my mother's best friend was a local casting director. she and her partner actually cast me. in a couple of little things when i young. a pbs special. >> reporter: burger king commercials. >> yeah, a burger king commercial. that's right. and the burger king commercial was a big failure, too. >> hello. >> hi, is this burger king?
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>> how do you fail in a burger king campaign? you're not selling tickets. >> exactly. >> i'm 16. with the burger king, it was horrible, humiliating. >> reporter: somehow he survived. because he could co-miss rate with his good buddy and schoolmate matt damon. >> what attracted you guys to each other, do you think? >> hard to say. he lived two blocks away from me. i had done a few acting gigs. he really was interested in being an actor. you know, we just... we had a good time. we became close. we've been close ever since. >> reporter: ben took us to his old high school. >> you were on this stage. you and matt damon. >> i was on this stage, me, matt damon. sure. my brother. most of what we did here we kind of wrote ourselves. improvisation. it was the thing that gave us the sense that we could write ourselves because we spent time. we felt like we were writing plays. we were writing plays in high school. i definitely got a sense of,
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you know, you can still take the bull by the horns. you can do it. you can cross those artificial looking boundaries. >> reporter: affleck tried college but soon moved to los angeles where he landed roles in small films. he got a break as the lead in 1997's romantic comedy chasing amy. >> even if we never talk after night, please know that i am forever changed because of who you are and what you've meant to me. >> reporter: by then, matt damon had joined affleck out west and the two wrote a screen play about a troubled math genius. they called it "good will hunting." they insisted they star in the film themselves. >> we said we want to be in it. >> look, you're my best friend. don't take this the wrong way. in 20 years if you're still living here and coming over to my house to watch the patriots
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games and still working construction,.... >> good will hunting was obviously a product of my hometown, growing up. me, matt, my brother. you know, and that was a great feeling. finally getting that made. >> reporter: for movie goers the feeling was mutual. the $15 million film earned more than $200 million worldwide, garnered nine oscar nominations, and won two. including a best original screen play award. for 27-year-old matt damon and 25-year-old ben affleck. >> what does that do to your head at 25? you have an oscar in your hand. your future is unlimited. >> you know, it's one of those things that's hard to grasp when you're a little younger. it was like now you know what the first line of your obituary is going to be. i thought wow. i didn't understand what that... what that even meant.
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>> reporter: one thing it did mean was big roles in big movies. saving democracy in pearl harbor and saving the planet in armageddon. >> hey, harry. did you miss me? >> i've got just five words for you. glad to see you, man. >> that's six words. >> what choice have you got? want to go to jail? >> reporter: plus agonizing as a lawyer in changing lanes. >> no, i don't want to do that. >> what is is the play and what is my part? >> reporter: with hard work came hard play. affleck dated his shakespeare in love co-star gwyneth paltrow. and he got noticed. >> for those of us who have never been on the cover of people magazine as the sexiest man alive, tell me what that is like. >> that felt kind of embarrassing. this is just yet another step towards a certain kind of
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overexposure that happened at that time that i knew would be ultimately not good for me. >> reporter: it's that overexposure had a name, it would surely be benefit the tabloid moniker given to affleck and jennifer lopez his one-time financee. the ups and downs of their two- year relationship landed them on cover after cover. >> that really turned people off the ubiquity of it. it turned me off. >> do we know each other? >> not yet. >> reporter: gile their 2003 box office bomb didn't help. critics called it one of the worse films of the year. >> you don't tell me what to do, okayment don't tell me what we might do. don't tell me what we're supposed to do. don't tell me what we maybe should do. don't ever tell me nothing. >> that movie was supposed to end very differently but because we were in the papers
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a lot of time, change it. they have to end up together. people want to see them together. it's like, you know, head towards the experts. people want a colder. >> reporter: it put a temporary chill in affleck's career. but he had another goal in mind. >> action. >> reporter: directing his first film. the well received crime thriller gone baby gone starring his brother casey. >> it was scary. it was tough. you know, nothing good. i don't think anything good is not scary. the times i've been scared. the times i've been forced to work have been the best experiences for me. >> reporter: you chose not to star in that movie. >> i thought... i didn't think i could do it frankly. i thought i had to get comfortable as a director first. >> reporter: these days affleck is comfortable in all sorts of ways. married now for five years to actress jennifer garner the couple has two girls. >> you know, we're lucky. we're really blessed.
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really nice to have some things in your life that keeps you stable and keeps you healthy and strong. >> reporter: ben affleck, a boston boy gone hollywood but a boston boy at heart. >> there's something about the security of fear that is a good motivator. it keeps you coming to work working your absolute hardest. that keeps you on your toes. i'm in no danger of losing that fear. >> reporter: (laughing) >> there are over 300 bank robberys in the town every year. sometimes getting our kids to eat the way they should requires a little magic from mom. [ kids ] whoa! [ marcia ] new motts medleys. looks and tastes just like the motts juice kids already love. but has two total fruit and veggie servings in every glass. new motts medleys. invisible vegetables, magical taste.
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chair halfway across the room. my friend grabbed my arm and whispered urgently. anger is is for home. that's not bad advice especially when dealing with public events in which you play only a tiny part. but anger is very public in our post 9/11 times. take the rage over the planned mosque near ground zero. some people consider it to be an insult to those who died at the site. i don't. frankly i welcome anything that proposes to advance the cause of peace and understanding. that doesn't make me naive, folks. it makes me sick and tired of the anger. >> we are going to have an international burn.... >> now wait a minute. wait a minute. now wait a minute. >> reporter: these days we seem to be ticked off about everything. we yell at each other. we yell at our leaders. we trade in suspicion. we have plenty of opportunities to vent and we do. everybody is a critic. everyone has an opinion. we're right.
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they're wrong. end of discussion. underneath the anger is fear. plain and simple. i know. times are hard. but really? is this where the pain of 9/11 has led us? not to coming together but to pulling further apart? i can't accept that. ♪ my country 'tis of thee there was grief and anger after 9/11 but also an amazing outpouring of support. it took us past death to life, past despair to possibility. >> david scott.... >> reporter: next year besides reading the names of the dead and marking the times the planes crashed and we all lost so much, maybe we could resurrect the feeling of unity that saved us then and will save us again maybe by the 10th anniversary we can channel our grief into common purpose and leave our anger where it belongs: at home. >> osgood: commentary from nikki stern.
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now to bob schieffer in washington for a look at what's coming up later on face the nation. good morning, bob. >> osgood: good morning, charles. we're going to talk to keith ellison, the first muslim member of congress and to tom kaine the former new jersey governor who headed the 9/11 commission about what they think the state of the feelings on islam and the war on terror are today. but first in the broadcast, we'll have an exclusive interview with john boehner, the man who may be the next speaker of the house if the republicans take over. >> osgood: thank you, bob schieffer. we'll be watching. ahead here on sunday morning. a play that's about everybody's hometown. [ woman ] i don't want to feel depressed.
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events of this past week may remind us of simpler, less kmikt... complicated times. mo rocca has found an echo of those times on a bear bones theater stage. >> reporter: how did a 72-year-old drama about a small town in new hampshire.... >> this is the way we are. >> reporter:... filled with average people leading unremarkable lives. >> in our living and in our dying. >> reporter: become america's most produced play? "our town" has no explosions, no alien invasions, why is it so gripping? >> oh, wow. that's a good question. >> reporter: "our town" is thornton wilder's 1938
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pulitzer prize winner set in the fictional town of grover's corners in the early 1900s. >> it's funny, emily. >> reporter: it was made into a movie in 1940 starring a young william holden. but the play is the thing here. at any given time "our town" is running somewhere. 4,000 productions in the last decade alone. here is paul newman in the 2002 broadway production. >> there's the 5:10 train for boston. here comes ms. webb and ms. gibbs down to cook breakfast just like it was an ordinary day. >> over there is the congregational church. >> reporter: the "our town" closing tonight at new york's barrow street theater is the longest running in the play's history. >> there's some screenry for those who think they have to have screenry. >> reporter: each director and star is david chromer. >> most of us are gripped by the very small details of our
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day. >> hello. >> hello. >> if the person that you have sort of quietly have a crush on for a couple of weeks looks at you that day or doesn't look at you that day and sometimes a very, very good writer can come along and put those very small details of our lives in such a way that you enjoy watching them. >> thanks a lot, emily. >> reporter: our town's plot is pretty simple. there's very little screenry and only a few props. a narrator called the stage manager sets the scene. >> right here, big butternut tree. nice town. you know what i mean? >> george, rebecca, you'll be late for school. >> reporter: the first act is about daily life in grover's corners. >> once you've found a person. >> reporter: the second is about the love that flowers between young emily webb and george gibbs.
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and their eventual marriage. >> aren't they a lovely couple? >> this is the new part of the cemetery. there's your friend mrs. gibbs. >> reporter: the final act in the words of the narrator, i reckon you can guess what that is about. >> why people don't understand, to they? >> no, dear, not very much. they're sort of shut up in little boxes aren't they. >> reporter: it's a play set in a small town with a universal message. >> listen, we all live in a small town. because we have probably a very, very narrow number of people we actually ever relate to in the course of a day. people i spoke today who needed things from are the same people i talked to yesterday. glorious in its simplicity, that comparison our town not someone else's town but ours. >> reporter: at the end of "our town," young emily gibbs has died in childbirth. and she is allowed to relive
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one day from her youth. she chooses her 12th birthday. but it's the ordinary overlooked details of that day that strike her. >> mama, i'm here. >> her mother cooking breakfast. the sound of her father's voice. >> where is my girl? where is my birthday girl. >> reporter: this is how it looked in the 2002 broadway production with maggie lacy and paul newman. >> do any human beings ever realize life while they live it every, every minute? >> no. >> reporter: "our town" david chromer says is about the everlasting regret of all those moments in life that go unappreciated, even if appreciating every one of them is impossible. >> if you did appreciate every moment while you were living it, you would not actually be living it because you'd be viewing it and categorizing it. >> reporter: you'd be a crazy person blogging about every single second of your day. >> exactly.
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exactly. i'd be twitting. >> reporter: tweeting. >> tweeting, tweeting. >> reporter: but can our town with its small town pacing hold the attention of the high- speed twitter generation? i joined four students from a high school in the bronx at a recent matinee performance. >> you know how it is. you're 21 or 22 and you make some decision and then, you're 70. ( applause ) >> reporter: by the play's end at least two of the students were wiping away tears. including jasmine benitez. >> i was hoping this wouldn't be a boring play because i do not want to be on camera like falling asleep. but it really caught my attention. >> reporter: you were really moved at the end. >> yeah, i really was. >> reporter: "our town" gave this student a new outlook. >> you at least take a minute to look up and look at the sky and see how blue it is, you realize it's not so bad after all. >> reporter: is there enough
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in just a sunny day and just an ordinary day to fill the need for stimulation and.... >> well, the question isn't is there enough? the question is are you looking up? >> reporter: we all grow up. we all fall in love. most of us have families and grow old. and we all die. that's our story. and today when the definition of worldlyness seems to be miles traveled, our town reminds us how rich the life around us is if we just stop and listen. host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance?
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